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BC sees lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October

BC eases some COVID-19 restrictions, unveils plan to return to normal by September BC sees lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October
Kristine Garrett | 28 May, 2021, 12:37

Effective Tuesday, indoor social gatherings can take place within one household with up to five visitors.

As of now, residents can once again dine indoors, hit the gym for low-intensity workouts, play outdoor sports and hold faith-based gatherings in person - though all of those activities still have to happen on a smaller scale with safety protocols in place.

Yesterday, the B.C. government announced the first stage in a reopening and restart plan.

"It's an exciting day for all of us", said Horgan at a news conference.

Officials have said B.C.is on pace to beat its July 1 timeline to get a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible residents aged 18 and older. Those plans will be ready by July 1. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

A spokesman for an organization representing Canada's largest airlines said in a statement B.C.'s plan gives clarity to the industry and consumers.

The Surrey Board of Trade said timely communication gives businesses a chance to prepare for the staff and supplies they will need in the near future.

British Columbians will also be encouraged to travel across the province at that time.

"We'll be staying flexible because we know this virus still has some tricks up its sleeve", she said. Infection rates peaked in early April, while hospital admissions increased and intensive care units filled with patients.

BC saw the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since October 29th, and BC now has the fewest active cases since November 6th.

The restrictions were supposed to last until April 19 but were extended as more restrictions on travel were introduced.

Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 98 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 189 new cases in the Fraser Health region, nine new cases in the Island Health region, 68 new cases in the Interior Health region, and 14 new cases in the Northern Health region.

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